College of Business, Computing and Government

Political Science
BYUH Box #1970, 55-220 Kulanui Street, Laie, HI 96762, USA
808-675-3842, (fax) 808-675-3888, michael.murdock@byuh.edu


Mission Statement
The Political Science Program prepares students to read carefully, think critically, communicate effectively, and to lead within the context of political science and public policy in venues from local to international.
Outcomes
  1. Write an effective research paper using professional formats
  2. Write an effective persuasive/analytical essay/report
  3. Demonstrate competence using logical/analytical skills
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of political philosophy/theory
  5. Demonstrate the critical reading skills needed to engage professional journals/monographs
  6. Demonstrate content mastery in Int Relations, Law, US Government, Asia/Pacific, or Public Management
  7. Conduct an effective oral presentation
  8. Complete a meaningful internship or capstone paper
Matrices

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Syllabi
Order Description Content Links Files
1 POSC 101, Winter 2014, Troy Smith --- --- POSC 101, Winter 2014, Troy Smith.pdf
2 POSC 110, Winter 2014, Troy Smith --- --- POSC 110, Winter 2014, Troy Smith.pdf
3 POSC 170, Winter 2014, John K. Tsukayama --- --- POSC 170, Winter 2014, John K. Tsukayama.pdf
4 POSC 200, Winter 2014, Brian K. Houghton --- --- POSC 200, Winter 2014, Brian K. Houghton.pdf
5 POSC 202, Winter 2014, Troy Smith --- --- POSC 202, Winter 2014, Troy Smith.pdf
6 POSC 204, Winter 2014, Rand Blimes --- --- POSC 204, Winter 2014, Rand Blimes.pdf
7 POSC 230, Winter 2014, Jennifer Kajiyama --- --- POSC 230, Winter 2014, Jennifer Kajiyama.pdf
8 POSC 322, Winter 2014, Christina Akanoa --- --- POSC 322, Winter 2014, Christina Akanoa.pdf
9 POSC 340 Michael G. Murdock --- --- POSC 340-Asian Governments
10 POSC 342, Winter 2014, Michael G.Murdock --- --- POSC 342, Winter 2014, Michael G.Murdock.pdf
11 POSC 318 Fall 2010 Jennifer Kajiyama --- --- POSC 318-Federalism & Intergov Relations
12 POSC 330, Winter 2014, Jennifer Kajiyama --- --- POSC 330, Winter 2014, Jennifer Kajiyama.pdf
13 POSC 331/PMGT 300, Winter 2014, Brian K. Houghton --- --- PMGT 300, Winter 2014, Brain K. Houghton.pdf
14 POSC 335, Winter 2014, Brain K. Houghton --- --- POSC 335, Winter 2014, Brain K. Houghton.pdf
15 POSC 364 International Conflict Bargaining --- --- POSC 390r-International Conflict Bargaining
16 POSC 380, Spring 2010, Jonassen --- --- POSC 480-Political Futures Studies
17 PMGT 360 Fall 2012 Brian K. Houghton --- --- PMGT 360,Fall 2012, Brian K. Houghton.pdf
18 POSC 410 Summer 2012 Gregory V. Gibson JD --- --- POSC 410, Summer 2012, Gregory V. Gibson JD.pdf
19 POSC 460R Spring 2010 Jonassen --- --- POSC 460r-Pacific Regionalism
20 POSC 470 Winter 2012 Blimes --- --- POSC_470_Blimes (WI2012)
21 PMGT 499 Fall 2012 Brian K. Houghton --- --- PMGT 499,Fall 2012, Brian K. Houghton.pdf
22 POSC 150, Winter 2014, Chritina Akanoa --- --- POSC 150, Winter 2014, Chritina Akanoa.pdf
23 POSC 331 / PMGT 300 Winter 2013 Houghton --- --- POSC 331 / PMGT 300 2131
24 POSC 390R, Winter 2014, Michael Ligaliga --- --- POSC 390R, Winter 2014, Michael Ligaliga.pdf
25 POSC 470,Winter 2014, Rand Blimes --- --- POSC 470,Winter 2014, Rand Blimes.pdf
26 POSC 101H Winter 2010 Troy E. Smith --- --- POSC 101h-Introduction to Politics-Honors
27 POSC 110 Winter 2012 Troy E. Smith --- --- POSC 110 SYL 2121
28 POSC 150 Winter 2012 Jon Tikivanotau M. Jonassen --- --- POSC 150,Winter 2012, Dr. Jon Tikivanotau M. Jonassen.pdf
29 POSC 170 Winter 2013 Houghton --- --- POSC 170 Syllabus_Houghton_2131
30 POSC 170h Fall 2010 Houghton --- --- POSC 170h-International Relations-Honors
31 POSC 200 Fall 2012 Rand Blimes --- --- POSC 200 SYL_Blimes_2012
32 POSC 202 Winter 2013 Troy Smith --- --- POSC 202 Smith_2131
33 POSC 230 Fall 2010 Jennifer Kajiyama --- --- POSC 230-Governance & Public Law
34 POSC 312 Winter 2012 Smith --- --- POSC 312 - Sly - Smith (WI 2012)
35 POSC 314 Winter 2012 Jennifer Kajiyama --- --- POSC 314, Winter 2012, Jennifer Kajiyama.pdf
36 POSC 322 Winter 2010 Jonassen --- --- POSC 322-Oceanic Governments
37 POSC 330 Winter 2012 Jon Tikivanotau M. Jonassen --- --- POSC 330, Winter 2012, Dr. Jon Tikivanotau M. Jonassen.pdf
38 POSC 332 Winter 2012 Jonassen --- --- POSC_332_2121
39 POSC 335 Winter 2013 Houghton --- --- POSC 335 SYL_Houghton_2131
40 POSC 342 Winter 2012 Murdock --- --- POSC_342_Murdock_2121
41 POSC 385R Jon Tikivanotau Michael Jonassen --- --- PSci_385r-Syl-Jonassen-New_Zealand (2).doc
42 POSC 390R Fall 2010 Rand Blimes --- --- POSC 390r-War & Peace
43 POSC 390R Summer A 2013 Houghton --- --- POSC 390R DCPracticum_Houghton_2132
44 POSC 401 Winter 2012 Gibson --- --- POSC 401 - Syl - 2121
45 POSC 420 --- --- POSC 420.pdf
46 POSC 498 Spring 2010 Jon Tikivanotau M. Jonassen --- --- POSC 498-Internship
47 POSC 498 2004-2010 Dr Jon Tikivanotau M. Jonassen --- --- POSC 498 INTERNSHIP (Sp2004-Sp2010).doc
Multi-Year Assessment Plans
Order Description Content Links Files
1 2012 Multi-Year Plan --- --- 2012 POSC Multi-Year Plan
Annual Assessment Plans
Academic Year Links Files
2019 - 2020 --- ---
2018 - 2019 --- ---
2017 - 2018 --- ---
2016 - 2017 --- POSC Assessment Plan - First draft
2015 - 2016 --- POSC Assessment Plan
2014 - 2015 --- POSC Assessment Plan
2013 - 2014 --- POSC Assessment Plan
2012 - 2013 --- POSC Assessment Plan
2011 - 2012 --- POSC Assessment Plan
2010 - 2011 --- POSC Assessment Plan
2009 - 2010 --- POSC Assessment Plan
2008 - 2009 --- ---
2007 - 2008 --- POSC Assessment Plan 2007-8.doc
2006 - 2007 --- POSC Assessment Plan 2006-7.doc
2005 - 2006 --- POSC05-06results-plan.pdf
2004 - 2005 --- ---
2003 - 2004 --- ---
2002 - 2003 --- POSC Assessment Plan 02-03b.pdf
2001 - 2002 --- POSC Assessment Plan 2001-2-completed.pdf
2000 - 2001 --- ---
Program Reviews
Self-Study Reports
Visit Year Description Content Links Files
0000 2013 Program Review Self Study --- --- 2013 POSC Program Review Self Study
2007 2007 Program Review Self Study --- --- PS SELF-STUDY.pdf

Visit Schedules
Visit Year Description Content Links Files
20072007 POSC Program Review --- --- 2007 POSC Self Study
---2013 POSC Program Review Team Report --- --- 2013 POSC Program Review Team Report

Visit Team Members
  • Amstutz, Mark (Professor, Political Science, Wheaton University)
  • Daynes, Byron (Professor, Political Science, BYU-Provo)
  • Wolferberger, Mark (Professor, EIL, BYU-Hawaii)

Visit Team Documents
Visit Year Description Content Links Files
2007 Political Science Review Team Report --- --- Political Science Site Visit Report.pdf

Dean's Responses
Visit Year Description Content Links Files
0000 2013 Political Science Dean's Response View --- 2013 Political Science Dean's Response

Quality Improvement Plans

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Department Reports
Order Description Content Links Files
1 CV for POSC Department --- ---
Reflective Essays
Order Description Content Links Files
1 POSC Reflective Essay 2008 --- --- POSC Reflective Essay - 2008
Employees
Order Name Profile
1 - Chair (Department)
2 - Professor (Assistant)
3 - Professor (Assistant)
4 - Professor (Associate)
5 - Professor (Adjunct)
6 - Professor (Adjunct)
7 - Professor (Adjunct)
8 - Director
Sample Work
Order Description Links Files
1 Essay from POSC 110, U.S. Political Systems --- Hilary Paper.doc
2 Essay from POSC 202, Political Philosophy --- Hodges.docx
3 Test Essay, POLS 110 --- KNielsen2043185.doc
4 Test Essay, POSC 460 Constitutional Law --- West Example.docx